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Old 11-26-2012, 07:19 AM   #31
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Get a colony of zebra plecos for your 20 g. They won't get big , look cool and will wallop your wallet as you apparently want to do.
Ohh a biotope would be very cool, a sandy bottom, lots of smooth river stones and few planted areas.

I find rare fw are few because most fw fish are bred in captivity. If you go onto a saltwater forum and ask for rare SW fish you will get tons of responses. Most of them are deep water reef fish.

So yeah I think the OP is looking for the fw equivalent of Bells Flasher Wrasse, Bandit angels, masked angels, dr Seuss fish, conspicuous angelfish, candy basslet, coral sea mandarin wrasse etc.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:53 AM   #32
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Visit Aquascapes in Aiea - they always have some hard-to-find (and correspondingly pricey) fish. Usually some very unusual apistos. Last month, had some dicrossus maculatus, which were pretty striking.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:04 PM   #33
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Get a colony of zebra plecos for your 20 g. They won't get big , look cool and will wallop your wallet as you apparently want to do.

Zebra plecos are not allowed to be imported into Hawaii.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:31 PM   #34
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Here are some uncommon ones

Otocinclus cocama
Imperial Blue Rainbow Tetra Hyphessobrycon sp. red-blue peru
Gold Laser Cory CW010
Odessa Barb Puntius padamya
Hikari Danios
Yellow Tail Polka Dot Loach Yasuhikotakia splendida
Panda Loach Protomyzon pachychilus
Sarcocheilichthys parvus
Pseudomugil furcatus
Notropis chrosomus
Hypseleotris compressa
peppermint pikeheads Luciocephalus aura
Orange Otocinclus Nannoptopoma sp. Peru orange
Zhou's Scarlet Goby Rhinogobius zhoui
Daisy's Ricefish Orysias woworae
Neon Yellow Green Microrasboras Microdevario kubotai

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:34 AM   #35
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Dwarf cichlids can go for an extremely high price. Sturisoma twig catfish can be expensive as well. Altums and discus are always expensive. Some cory catfish can be expensive as well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #36
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Dario Dario pairs are rediculously expensive for their tiny size and relative availability.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #37
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I paid 80 for a freshwater hairy puffer, rare and amazing fish.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #38
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I paid 80 for a freshwater hairy puffer, rare and amazing fish.
So your the one who bought my puffer?!?!?! Lol I have a orange congo. They are awesome! I took my husband to Wetspot not that long ago hoping the hairy puffer was still there so I could show it to him.

I paid $60 for my orange congo puffer. He was a baby when I got him too, at 1 1/2" long.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:10 PM   #39
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Has anybody mentioned bettas yet? I'm talking show quality or wild betta pairs. There's a pair of Betta Antuta on Aquabid right now going for $90.
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Freshwater Stingrays can be Very Pricy, i saw one for $120 at my LFS the other day
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:58 AM   #41
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All these fish are amazing you guys are doing great! Btw I use to keep bettas before. actually had about 6-1 gallon tanks with plakats/ fighters at one point....wouldn't believe how mad i was when my mom gave my red dragon betta to the lfs...sad sad day in my life.
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i almost got a dario dario for free from a friend of mine... then he told me it started pine coning
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The Platinum Arowana is an extremely rare species of Arowana fish with virtually no coloration on its body. This breed of fish is so valuable that an offer for $80,000 was reportedly turned down by the owner!!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:46 AM   #44
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i almost got a dario dario for free from a friend of mine... then he told me it started pine coning
My Lfs sells dario dario for $3.99 a piece......not very expensive IMO.


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Old 12-30-2012, 04:49 AM   #45
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My Lfs sells dario dario for $3.99 a piece......not very expensive IMO.

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Prices for the males aren't bad.

It's the prices for a Guaranteed Pair (m/f) and Females that are pricey.
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